Monday, June 27, 2011

The block is here....

Blogger's block, that is.
I've been so busy with work and trying to keep up with things here on the homestead that I think I'm just too pooped to even think about writing or taking photo's.

I know I'm overwhelmed because I'm even losing my sense of humor!  And those who know me, know I have a right wicked one of those!

I'm sitting here typing trying to think of something witty or whimsical to prose about and I come up with nada.  It's a sad affair.  I can't even seem to wax lyrical about a cure for this cursed memory vacation.

My only hope is that it recovers quick - my brain, that is.
Until the gray cells begin to synapse again, I'll just have to be content to enjoy all of your non-memory failures.

See y'all soon!



photo courtesy of Google

Friday, June 24, 2011

Peaceful Fridays.....


Indulge yourself this weekend.
Remember, wine and chocolate are a food group to some...

Have a peaceful, indulgent weekend, y'all......


*photo from Google*

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Food is beautiful.....






A true labor of sweat, dirt, and love.

Grow your own.
You'll be glad you have.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Nellie goes jingle-jangle.....

 This is Nervous Nellie, our last Barred Rock hen.  If you recall, I lost one Barred Rock last summer to heat and another to predation, so, that makes Nellie kinda special.
She's a chatty girl who constantly is giving something or someone lip.  She's the first one I hear in the morning and the last one to quiet down at night.  She patrols the coop and run like a sentry on guard duty.

Nellie is special for other reasons, too.

She has spurs.  Yep, a hen with spurs.

(click on the pic for a better view)

I don't know if this is a common occurrence with hens or not, but, this may explain her protectiveness and constant sentry duty. 
Thankfully she's a nice hen, though a little nervous, hence her name.

Maybe all the cackling is her just singing.  Maybe she's proud that she has spurs and wants to sing it to the world.  Maybe she's a Gene Autry or Tex Ritter fan and likes to belt this little diddy out all day and night:

I've got spurs that jingle jangle jingle, as I go riden merrily along,sing oh aintchya glad your single and that song aint so very far from wrong.

Who knows what Nellie has to say, but, I'm stickin' with my story of singing out loud.
We could all use a little Nellie in our lives.
Singing to the world ain't such a bad thing.....




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Friday, June 10, 2011

Peaceful Fridays.....



Just a little uprising to lift your spirit for this weekend.
Make a difference in your life this weekend, but, with peace in mind.

Have a peaceful weekend, y'all......


*video from youtube*

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Unquestionable love....


comes from a dog who would wait until the end of time for you to return, would ask you no questions, and will wag itself in half to show you how happy they are to see you.

What a source of joy it is....





Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hurry up.....

and ripen!

We have three blueberry bushes that are four years old and the harvest keeps getting better and better each year.  Three different varieties that will ripen at slightly different times.  This was sheer luck planting different varieties at the time because we hadn't a clue on growing blueberries.  Seems they like this multi-cultural setting to cross pollinate. 

We love blueberries so much that we planted seven more this year.  They're just wee little things, so, we don't expect any fruit for a couple of years.  Finger crossed we don't lose any.

How are your blueberries doing this year?
What varieties do you have growing?
Do you soil test for acidity or just plant and hope?

I'd love to hear all about your little "blueberry" babies.

Happy hump day!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Meditative raindrops.....

 A gentle Spring rain fell upon the homestead yesterday morning.
With it came a hush that made you take pause and drink in the moment.

 It quieted down the outside world albeit briefly.

 It made the gardener sigh with relief that the gardens and flowers were watered by Mother Nature.

It even made the irises talk about it's meditative value.

It's such a privilege to be able to grab moments like that.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

New pics added to The Garden and The Critters....

Just a fly by to let you know I've added 2011 garden photos and some chicken photos under the pages tabs.

It's been a lazy morning, but, now I must get the carpet shampooed.

Happy Sunday everyone.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Peaceful Fridays.....

Find an old quilt that's faded from love, washing, and gently drying in the breeze with smells of summer. 

Throw it on the grass as dusk falls and the sky is starting to turn an azure blue.

Listen to the sounds of the outdoors as you lie there waiting for the sky to turn night time black.  Maybe a lightening bug will be the first to light in the deep, black sky.  Watch it as it rises toward heaven. 

As your gaze starts to turn upward, look at nature's own light show twinkling in the sky.
If you hold your breath, maybe one will shoot across the sky.

Have a peaceful, star-filled weekend, y'all.....